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Labour doesn’t have to wait 5 years to start rebuilding communities

As a party, we need to work hard for our communities whether we are in power or not.

In or out of power, my party’s future lies in communities reeling from the collapse of industry – and 10 years of Tory cuts.

Thirteen years of Labour government provided a sticking plaster, but a combination of tackling the symptom and not the cause, followed by nearly 10 years of grinding Tory austerity, has left post-industrial communities with a patchy idea, and no practical understanding, of what Labour can and will do for them. So how do we remedy that?

To find out more read my full article published in the Guardian here.


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